Medicine and Family Medicine
The Nurse Practitioner (NP), Specialized Geriatric Services, is a self-directed advanced practice nurse prepared at the graduate and post-graduate level, who functions in an expanded nursing role in a collaborative practice model on the Acute Care of the Elderly Team with a team of nurses and physicians who specialize in Geriatric Medicine. The NP demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge base in gerontology and geriatric nursing exhibiting a high degree of clinical competence in the holistic care of the geriatric population with acute and specialized healthcare needs.
Through the NP scope of practice and within an inter-professional team environment, the NP provides comprehensive patient care using advanced assessment skills and a sound knowledge of clinical therapeutics and provides indirect patient care services to support patient care, promote professional education, and advance knowledge through research and scholarly activities. All duties and responsibilities of the NP conform to professional practice standards and hospital guidelines and are in accordance with a written Collaborative Practice Agreement with physician members of the medical staff at London Health Sciences Centre.
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